Goodnight Moon Resource Set

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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Little bunny is all tucked into bed, but he does not want to go to sleep! In hopes of staying up a little bit longer, he says “goodnight” to all of the items in his room. With colorful illustrations and limited, repetitive text, Goodnight Moon is ideal for readers just starting to use comprehension strategies. This classic children’s story supports lesson plans and activities focused on determining importance, making predictions, synthesizing, understanding text structure, and visualizing.

Teach with Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Short Vowels
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    Goodnight Moon Resource Set

    Determining Importance with Goodnight Moon

    Author Margaret Wise Brown uses repetitive words and illustrations in Goodnight Moon to call attention to important information. Beginning readers will use this repetition to comfortably identify important elements as they read this approachable story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with Goodnight Moon

    Making predictions is accessible with Goodnight Moon because every reader can connect to going to bed each night (and wanting to stay up later!). Children can successfully anticipate what the bunny will say goodnight to, making this a fun story for everyone to read.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Synthesizing with Goodnight Moon

    Author Margaret Wise Brown includes a clock in her Goodnight Moon illustrations to help show the passage of time. This is a fun way for students to learn about the importance of careful reading and thinking about what they learn from the text and illustrations.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Goodnight Moon

    Understanding how a story is organized helps you to become a better reader. In Goodnight Moon, author Margaret Wise Brown first describes the room by naming everything. Then, the main character says goodnight to every object and animal. Learners will appreciate looking closely at the crafty text structure this book presents.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with Goodnight Moon

    Goodnight Moon includes repetitive text, colorful illustrations, and a relatable subject to help readers create a picture in their mind of the “great green room” and images about bedtime rituals.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Goodnight Moon Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Goodnight Moon Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Goodnight Moon. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Goodnight Moon Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Goodnight Moon.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Goodnight Moon Word Work - Short Vowels

    Goodnight Moon is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about short vowels. Either download the Goodnight Moon Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Goodnight Moon Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Goodnight Moon, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Goodnight Moon Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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